Diversity Fair 2001 participants announced

Contact: Beatrice Calvin


ALA News Release

For Immediate Release

June 2001

Diversity Fair 2001 participants announced

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2001 Diversity Fair.

The Diversity Fair celebrates the extraordinary examples of diversity in America's libraries and demonstrates possibilities for other libraries in search of "diversity-in-action" ideas.

Participants will share their diversity initiatives in face-to-face presentations with conferees, utilizing a poster session/table talk format Saturday, June 16, 2001, 3-5 p.m., in room 104 of the Moscone Convention Center, during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Abstracts of each initiative along with contact information will be available after the conference

The following groups have been selected to present at this year's diversity fair:

  • ALA Editions (Chicago)

    Initiative: Striving to publish books relating to issues of diversity in libraries and library science
  • Auraria Library (Denver)

    Initiative: Raising Awareness of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues and Resources in the Community
  • Auraria Library Serving the University of Colorado at Denver, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver (Denver)

    Initiative: Programming for Multi-Cultural Understanding: The Auraria Library Experience
  • Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents (San Marcos, Calif.)

    Initiative: ¡Vivan los Libros!
  • The Bedford Free Public Library (Bedford, Mass.)

    Initiative: Chinese New Year at the Library: Celebrating Our Chinese Community
  • Broward County Library (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

    Initiative: Special Events Task Force: Initiatives to a diverse population
  • California State University Library (Long Beach, Calif.)

    Initiative: Blueprints for Constructing Membership: The Nuts & Bolts of Diversity Committee Building
  • California State University Library (Long Beach, Calif.)

    Initiative: California Librarian's Black Caucus: From the Past, to the Future & Beyond
  • California State University Fullerton Library (Fullerton, Calif.)

    Initiative: Web-delivered Video Tours for Libraries: Accommodating Deaf and ESL Visitors
  • Cuesta MultiCultural Consulting (Sacramento, Calif.)

    Initiative: Planning Library Services for Culturally Diverse Communities
  • Ela Area Public Library (Lake Zurich, Ill.)

    Initiative: A World of Fun
  • Fairfax County Public Library (Fairfax, Va.)

    Initiative: Circulation Mentoring Program
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Seattle, Wash.)

    Initiative: Creating Digital Resources for Latino and Native American Communities
  • Greenbelt Library - PGCMLS (Greenbelt, Md.)

    Initiative: "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration 2001"
  • Hudson County Community College (Jersey City, N.J.)

    Initiative: Library Links: Connecting Students to Careers and Technologies
  • Kutztown University, Rohrbach Library (Kutztown, Pa.)

    Initiative: Performing Diversity II: Celebrating Awareness of Similarity and Appreciation of Difference
  • Oakland Public Library (Oakland, Calif.)

    Initiative: Diversity Population Shifts
  • Ocean County Library (Lakewood, N.J.)

    Initiative: Valuing Differences: A Diversity Plan for the Ocean County Library
  • Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (Charlotte, N.C.)

    Initiative: Preserving the Past and Building the Future: Diversity Initiatives at the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
  • Rutgers University Libraries (New Brunswick, N.J.)

    Initiative: Global Diversity and Information Literacy
  • Sacramento Public Library (Sacramento, Calif.)

    Initiative: Building Collections & Partnerships with Multicultural Groups
  • San Diego State University, Malcolm A. Love Library (San Diego)

    Initiative: Chicano Collection 20TH Anniversary Celebration
  • San Francisco Public Library (San Francisco)

    Initiative: Promoting Diversity by Exploring the African American Experience
  • San Francisco Public Library (San Francisco)

    Initiative: Bay Area Disability Services Librarians (BADSL)
  • San Francisco Public Library (San Francisco)

    Initiative: Access Services - SFPL
  • San Jose Public Library (San Jose, Calif.)

    Initiative: A Taste of Culture
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center - Museum of Tolerance Library & Archives (Los Angeles)

    Initiative: Tools for Tolerance to Enhance Library Services
  • State Library of Ohio (Columbus, Ohio)

    Initiative: Great Opportunities: Ohio Diversity Initiatives
  • State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, N.Y.)

    Initiative: Addressing the Information Needs of Our Diverse Society
  • Sunnyvale Public Library (Sunnyvale, Calif.)

    Initiative: Reflections: Celebrating Sunnyvale's Diversity
  • Sunnyvale Public Library - Peninsula Library System / Silicon Valley Library System Multicultural Committee (Sunnyvale, Calif.)

    Initiative: Diversity Programming and Outreach
  • Swarthmore College Library (Swarthmore, Pa.)

    Initiative: Sociological Composting on Mushroom Farms: What Happens When You Mix Up…Children of Migrant Leaders, College Students, High School and Academic Libraries
  • Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies (Denton, Texas)

    Initiative: A for Accessibility: Positive Wins Every Time
  • Tippecanoe County Public Library (Lafayette, Ind.)

    Initiative: Serving the Underserved: Seniors and Latinos
  • Tuzzy Consortium Library (Barrow, Alaska)

    Initiative: Guidelines for Culturally Responsive Alaskan Public Libraries
  • University of Arizona - School of Information Resources & Library Science (Tucson, Ariz.)

    Initiative: Knowledge River Institute
  • University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, Calif.)

    Initiative: Diversity Outreach on Campus
  • University of Maryland, College Park (College Park, Md.)

    Initiative: Diversity and University - Raising Awareness in Higher Education: The Role of the Library
  • University of Michigan Library (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

    Initiative: Highlighting UM Library Staff Initiatives - Diversity in Action
  • University of Rhode Island, GSLIS (Kingston, R.I.)

    Initiative: Project Prism
  • The University of Texas at Austin, GSLIS (Austin, Texas)

    Initiative: If I Can Read, I Can Do Anything: Promoting Reading at Reservation Schools
  • University of Texas at Austin, GSLIS (Austin, Texas)

    Initiative: The Spectrum Initiative
  • Waukegan Public Library (Waukegan, Ill.)

    Initiative: Adult Literacy Learners Create
  • Western Washington University and Libraries (Bellingham, Wash.)

    Initiative: How Do You Define Diversity?

    For more information, contact Tanga Morris, Diversity Fair Coordinator, E-mail:
    tmorris@ala.org; Phone: 800/545-2433 ext. 4294. Jeffrey Coghill, Chair.